All Aboard! 10 Virtual Train Rides You Can Take All Over the World — From Your Couch

Here's an idea: let's plan an entire virtual getaway, shall we? We'll go to a virtual museum somewhere, check out a virtual zoo or aquarium, and even ride a roller coaster from the front row. But how will we get there? Oh, by virtual train, of course! We put together a bunch of virtual train rides from all over the world that you can take right now from the comfort of your home. Whether you're looking for some greenery in Japan, the beauty of the Swiss Alps, or a trusty commute in the US, there are plenty of front-cab views you can take with these YouTube videos. So . . . where should we go first?

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Bernina Pass From Switzerland to Italy

Go on a journey through the Alps on this beautiful train ride on the Bernina Pass from Switzerland to Italy.

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Take a scenic trip through the Royal Gorge in Colorado. This route is a popular one on the former Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.

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The Jacobite in Scotland

Not only is the Jacobite Steam Train a gorgeous view of Scotland, but it's also the train from Harry Potter! During the ride, the train crosses over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is the famous crossing that the Hogwarts Express uses in the films.

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Kootenay Valley Railway

This ride on the Kootenay Valley Railway will show you the beautiful landscapes of British Columbia, Canada.

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London Waterloo to Southampton Central

Travel this popular route through England from London to Southampton. It's not a long ride, but it'll take you right through the country.

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The Neretva River Canyon

You won't even believe some of these views of Bosnia and Herzegovina are real when you take this train ride along the Neretva River.

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Grand Tour of Holland

This epic train ride — 10 hours of it — takes you on a grand tour of Holland. You'll go through recognizable cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht and see it all.

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Australia's Puffing Billy Railway

Hop aboard this steam train that runs through the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, Australia, for a fun ride.

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MARC Camden Line From Washington DC to Baltimore

If you haven't had to commute to work lately and are just missing your daily train ride, try this MARC ride from Washington DC to Baltimore.

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Japan Train From Anamizu to Wakura Onsen

Experience Japan's greenery on this train to Wakura Onsen on the Noto Peninsula.